Ra One is by far the biggest release of the year and also the most-hyped. If we’d have to pick one film this year that has decent chances of going past the 200-crore benchmark set by 3 Idiots – it has to be Ra One.
Some might argue that Don 2 also has a great chance as its a Christmas release and 3 Idiots too released on the same date. But, being an out-n-out action film it has to be outstandingly good to come close. Also, Don 2 releases on Friday unlike Ra One which will benefit immensely from the extended 5 day weekend.
Recently, many expected Bodyguard to go past 3 Idiots and although the film opened to huge numbers, the word-of-mouth was mixed (negative at places). The result? 110 crores in Week 1 (9 days), but after that the Salman Khan starrer managed less than 35 crores in Week 2, 3 and 4.
What further dented Bodyguard’s collections was the release of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan a week later. Luckily for Ra One, it has 2 open weeks. Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar, the first major release after Ra One releases 16 days later.
Come 26th October, it’ll be interesting to see if Ra One can beat 3 Idiots at the Indian box office. If it does, SRK will once again be hailed as the undisputed King of the Hindi film industry.
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